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The Summer House Cafe

#37 of 335 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2605 Washington Ave, Erie, PA 16508-1345
+1 814-452-2500
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 14:30
Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Even with a reservation, we had to wait to be seated but the meal and the service was worth it. Lots of choices on the menu and some interesting specials (I had the Eggs Benedict with crab and steak). Service is quick and I thought our bill was very reasonable.

Thank Glen K
South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was in Erie visiting my family, and my sister took me to the Summer House Cafe, a new spot that she and her husband are frequenting. With good reason! I was very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant; it is the type of place that Erie needs very much, and I hope it does well. My comment refers to the... More 

Thank Nido4
Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Three of us met for breakfast and each of our orders was delicious. I chose fresh fruit which had an array of melons and berries and a side, a morning glory muffin. The waitress also accommodated my request to mix cranberry and pineapple juice. Perfect fare for a light and tasty feast!

Thank wineisfine2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for brunch on Sunday. It was really good. I ordered the Santa fe bowl. It was pretty good. A lot more meat than I expected which was a negative for me but whatever. My girlfriend ordered the summer house bowl and she really liked it. We were a fan of this place and would... More 

Thank Christopher J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We come here several times of year on our way toward New York. It's an unassuming restaurant with a great menu. I'll admit I've solely had breakfast, and it's one of the better breakfasts in our queue. I love the Huevos Rancheros among other things, and my fiancé loves the Country Bowl. I absolutely recommend this restaurant to foodies and... More 

Thank Tim R
Bardstown, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The place was odd...After reading a review from a website I must say I was disappointed. I was not at all impressed by anything there. Upon leaving, we met our server going out back to enjoy a cigarette. Service to us is everything and certainly our meals may have been more enjoyable, had our service been better. In my opinion,... More 

1 Thank Bobby G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This café was just what we needed after a long day at the beach. My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday night. The atmosphere is quaint and casual. The food is delicious and it seems that the chef take great care in each meal. We had the rainbow trout with lump crab meat. It was served with Lyonnais... More 

Thank Erin F
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I enjoyed breakfast here. Staff was friendly and service with Angel was excellent. Water glass kept full, syrup chilled for me since I hate warm syrup. We shared the fruit and yogurt platter. Small portion of very fresh fruit. The yogurt was more like cinnamon soup, but was nice to dip the fruit in. I feel portion... More 

Thank snorkeler-6
belle vernon, pa
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Each year as we travel to Erie we make a stop at Summer House. Breakfast is served all day, and there are many other wraps, sandwiches and lunch favorites to choose from. My son had the sea food taco, said it was delicious. I had the wonderful tomato basil soup (I always do, it's the best) and a dill egg... More 

Thank darBelleVernon_Pa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for Mother's Day brunch and Father's Day brunch. Great selection. Very accommodating. Took our young son with us and everyone was so nice. Omelette station was very quick and made to order. Our favorite breakfast place.

Thank soonernicko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 Washington Ave, Erie, PA 16508-1345
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-452-2500

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?